Advancing Excellence in Sexual and Gender Minority Health Care for LGBTQ People of Color

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Dr. Darrell Wheeler addresses the intersection of gender identity and racial identity, and presents frameworks, processes, and solutions for the stigmatization that can arise for LGBTQ people of color.

The way in which race is conceptualized has implications for health disparities research and approaches practitioners take in relation to their client systems. When viewed solely as a biological construct, racial health disparities become immutable and non-modifiable through intervention. As a social-political construct, race has implications for access to care, residential segregation, education, and access to healthy foods and recreational facilities. All of which are leverage points for interventions and policy change.

This talk is not currently eligible for CME credit.